DemDaily: Convention Night Four: America’s Promise. The LineUp!

August 20, 2020

Kamala Harris made history last night as the first Black woman and person of Asian descent to accept the vice presidential nomination for a major political party.

Harris: "Public Service is a Noble Cause, and the Fight for Justice is a Shared Responsibility" (Click to Watch)

On the third night of the Democratic Party's "Uniting America" convention, the passionate California Senator and former prosecutor shared the story of her path to the podium, and her vision for a more inclusive nation -- before turning her fire on Donald Trump.

Former President Barack Obama, speaking from Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution, brought home the reality of our country's situtation last night in a somber but inspirational reminder of the dignity that once defined the presidency.

Former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton reminded us of the consequences of not voting, warning those who sat out the last election and who don't think their vote matters, "This can't be another woulda-coulda-shoulda election. "

Obama: "What we do in the next 76 days will echo for generations to come" (Click to Watch)

The message was consistent: The damage done and the dangers of another Trump administration. Delivering for Joe Biden means delivering for our country. Vote, Vote, Vote.

In tonight's program, themed "America's Promise," we will hear from the former Vice President's friends, colleagues, primary opponents and family, before Joe Biden delivers his historic acceptance speech.

The measure of a president is the same as the measure of a person: What principles guide them? How do they handle adversity? Being president doesn't change who you are, it reveals who you are. Joe Biden is a good man who believes in the promise of America, and as president, he will deliver on that promise for all.

As with each of the four days of the 2020 Democratic Convention, the fourth day features programming, policy, caucus and allied events all day today, followed by the formal ceremonies tonight at 9:00pm ET.

(All times are EDT)

Day Program 
8:00am-8:00pm   State Delegation Breakfasts, Lunches & Receptions, DNC Caucus & Council Meetings, Policy Roundtables & Allied Events
8:00pm-9:00pm    Coalition & State Pre-Convention Programs,
followed by Watch Parties

7:00pm-8:00pm   DNCC/Democratic Governor's Association: #DemGovsGetItDone: Progress in Red & Purple States
8:00pm-9:00pm    Behind The Rhyme: Your Voice Your Vote
8:00pm-9:00pm    Crooked Media presents Pod Save America

In Memoriam: Celebrate the lives of those who moved our Party and country forward.

The full day's program and tonight's main event are all up on the DemList2020 Convention Calendar!

Main Program: The Promise of America
9:00pm-11:00pm ET

Actress and Comedian Julia Louis-Dreyfus will make intro (AP)

"This Time Next Year": A collection of everyday Americans and prominent leaders share where they want to be this time next year-when Joe Biden is president.

Remarks: Businessman Andrew Yang

Introduction: Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Pledge of Allegiance: Cedric Richmond, Jr., son of Louisiana Congressman and Biden Campaign Co-Chair Cedric Richmond
National Anthem: The Chicks: Natalie Maines, Martie Erwin Maguire, and Emily Strayer
Invocation: Roman Catholic Religious Sister Simone Campbell

Remarks: Delaware US Senator Chris Coons
Remarks: Atlanta, Georgia Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

Vote. Vote. Vote.

A Tribute to John Lewis, Directed by Dawn Porter

Performance: Singer-Songwriter John Legend, American Rapper, Actor, and Writer Common

Remarks: Historian, Writer and Author Jon Meacham
Remarks: New Mexico Congresswoman Deb Haaland

Remarks: California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

Remarks: New Jersey US Senator Cory Booker

"You Built America": A Conversation on the Economy with Vice President Biden, who listens to, and engages with, union workers around how to build an economy that rewards work.

Artist Common will perform

Remarks: Former US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy

Remarks: Wisconsin US Senator Tammy Baldwin

The Biden Plan: Military Families: A video that focuses on Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden's deep commitment to military families.

Remarks: Illinois US Senator Tammy Duckworth
A Tribute to Beau Biden: A video that focuses on the remarkable life and career of Beau Biden.
Remarks: Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg

"United We Stand": Joe Biden through the eyes of those who ran against him in 2020.

Featuring: Senator Cory Booker, Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Former Congressman Beto O'Rourke, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and Andrew Yang.

Remarks: Former New York City, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Biden Children Ashley and Hunter will speak

The Biden Grandchildren: A video focused on Joe Biden's family-and in particular his grandchildren, and their close bond.

Remarks: The Biden Children: Ashley Biden and Hunter Biden tell us about their father.

Biden Introduction: The story of Joe Biden's life, up to this moment-from his parents, to his upbringing, to his greatest challenges, to his biggest successes, to the type of leader, father, husband, and person that he is today.

Remarks: Former Vice President of the United States, 2020 Democratic Nominee, and future President of the United States Joe Biden.

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